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  • California areas advised to evacuate ahead of potential mudslides

    02/28/2018 2:33:26 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 02/28/2018 | By Alex Dobuzinskis
    Thousands of residents in a Southern California county where 21 people died from mudslides in January were advised on Wednesday to leave their homes, ahead of a rainstorm that officials said could again trigger a cascade of mud and rocks. The warning, which is one step below a mandatory order, affects about 30,000 people in Santa Barbara County, said Kelly Hoover, a spokeswoman for the county sheriff's office. "If at any time people feel threatened, take immediate action. Do not wait for a notification," the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office said in a written statement. The latest warning covers areas...
  • Update on restoration of utility and road systems to affected mudslide areas (CA)

    01/19/2018 6:21:14 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 1 replies
    KEYT ^ | 01/18/2018 | Newsroom staff
    Barring weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances, it is anticipated that most major utilities as well as County roads will be back in service in the areas of Montecito outside the areas impacted by the flood and debris flow. These are areas bounded by Montecito Creek, San Ysidro Creek and Romero Creek. Areas impacted by the flood and debris flow will require extensive efforts to provide utilities and road access. Once the utilities are restored in the other areas, decisions will be made on the rapid return of residents to their homes wherever possible.
  • California mudslides: Frantic search for survivors as death toll rises

    01/11/2018 4:50:59 AM PST · by 850.933.8511oz · 29 replies
    (CNN)Rescuers searched piles of debris for survivors after tons of mud, trees and boulders swept away homes in Southern California this week, killing 17 people. Heavy rains sent rivers of mud tumbling down hillsides Tuesday, demolishing homes in the affluent seaside community of Montecito weeks after a massive fire charred the area last month.
  • Alert: Major mudslides and debris flows possible over the huge Thomas fire (Ca)burn scar

    01/07/2018 2:56:31 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 41 replies
    Summary: 280,000 areas of burned out areas of steep hills and mountains above populated areas as 2-6 inches of rain falls in a short time When: Monday and Tuesday Where: southern CA burn scar areas including the huge 440 sq mile Thomas burn scar in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties , also the Creek fire burn scar Discussion: The largest fire in CA history is almost fully contained. A strong wet storm system will be moving into the area...with 1-3 inches likely around the coast and valleys . However south winds just above the surface will crash into the higher...
  • Bolivia flash flood sweeps away bus, truck; 30 die

    01/30/2011 8:06:29 PM PST · by quantim · 4 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Jan 30, 10:22 PM EST
    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) -- Police in Bolivia say a raging river has swept at least 30 people to their deaths after swamping a bus and a truck that tried to cross. Chuquisaca police chief Iver Marquez says volunteer rescuers have recovered 30 bodies so far, and more people are feared missing. Thirteen people managed to reach safety on dry land.
  • As storm approaches Southern California, evacuations ordered for L.A. hillsides

    02/09/2010 1:47:28 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 27 replies · 924+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 9, 2010 | Tony Barboza and Robert J. Lopez
    Foothill areas north of Los Angeles are under a flash flood watch as another winter storm approaches, threatening burn areas with more mudslides and prompting mandatory evacuations for hundreds of homes. Showers and thunderstorms are expected to drop between 1/3 of an inch to 2 inches of rain starting Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday night, said forecasters with the National Weather Service in Oxnard. Though the storm will be patchy and "showery," forecasters said it could dump more than a half-inch of rain an hour in some areas. Los Angeles County authorities issued mandatory evacuation orders Monday night for more than...
  • Tourists paying $500 for Machu Picchu evacuation

    01/27/2010 10:19:30 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 19 replies · 884+ views
    timesonline ^ | January 27, 2010
    Desperate tourists are paying up to $500 (£300) to get on helicopters out of the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru after torrential rains set off mudslides that have killed up to ten people. Britons are among the 1,500 still trapped in the area three days after the heaviest rains in 15 years flooded the area over the weekend. Rudy Chalco, a tour guide with a group of elderly Europeans, said that the rescuers were not complying with the government's orders to prioritise the evacuation of children, the elderly and sick, and that some were paying to skip...
  • CA: Officials: Threat Of Mudslides Still Looms ( Last storm lingers over Los Angeles yet)

    01/22/2010 8:52:22 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 105 replies · 1,552+ views
    CBS2 ^ | Jan 22, 2010 7:46 am US/Pacific | CBS
    LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, Calif. (CBS) ― [Storm-battered Southern California is beginning to dry out after a wild week of storms that flooded streets, spawned at least a few tornados, and left a trail of damage, but mudslides could still be a concern, but with predictions for more showers Friday, the supersaturated ground threatened to send damaging debris downhill. Officials have said the risk of mudslides can last up to 72hours after the rains have stopped. Hundreds of evacuees forced from homes in foothill communities are expected to learn sometime Friday whether it's safe for them to return home. Authorities said...
  • Storm moves ashore as (So. Calif) officials brace for mudslides, coastal flooding

    01/20/2010 1:26:50 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 31 replies · 893+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Jan. 20, 2010 | LA Times
    A powerful new storm was pushing ashore this morning as officials prepared for more mudslides and coastal flooding. According to the National Weather Service, today's storm -- the third in as many days -- is expected to dump 1 to 2 inches of rain in the L.A. basin and valley areas and 3 to 4 inches in foothill and mountain areas. The brunt of the storm is supposed to hit around noon. Officials issued a flash flood watch and thunderstorm warning for the region, forecasting sustained rainfall and fierce winds. Forecasters say the strongest drenching could occur Thursday, with up...
  • First of 3 Pacific storms hit Southern California; hillside residents prepare for mudslides

    01/18/2010 12:39:22 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 21 replies · 672+ views
    LA Times ^ | Jan. 18, 2010 | Ann M. Simmons, Patrick J. McDonnell
    The first in a series of powerful Pacific storms began sweeping through Southern California today, causing hazardous driving conditions and high surf and prompting flash-flood warnings for fire-ravaged hillsides. “It looks like we’re definitely in for a rainy week,” said Bill Patzert, a meteorologist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge. “It’s going to get heavier and messier.” Experts said the system -- consisting of three major storms -- could be among the most powerful to batter the region since 2005, when record rains drenched the area, causing havoc on roads and hillsides. The National Weather Service was...
  • CA: 64 Homes Evacuated In La Canada Flintridge (Los Angeles Area)

    01/18/2010 4:37:27 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies · 817+ views
    CBS2 ^ | Jan 18, 2010 4:18 pm US/Pacific
    LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, Calif. (AP) ― Click to enlarge1 of 1 All the catch basins designed to keep mud and debris from sliding downhill are full. CBS Related Stories Command Post Established For Storm Emergencies(1/19/2010) Authorities have ordered the evacuation of 64 homes in the Paradise Valley area of La Canada Flintridge. Another 42 homeowners were told to be ready to leave if necessary. The neighborhood was scarred by last summer's massive wildfire and officials aren't taking chances as heavy rains continue to pound the area.
  • Pasadena's Devil's Gate Dam could be put to the test

    11/29/2009 4:03:19 PM PST · by americanophile · 8 replies · 1,051+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 28, 2009 | Baxter Holmes
    Twelve years ago, the idea of a giant mudslide barreling down the Arroyo Seco in Pasadena was considered only a distant possibility. Nevertheless, the Devil's Gate Dam underwent a major enhancement that took two years to complete and enabled one of the oldest dams in Los Angeles County to withstand a potential massive debris flow. At the time, engineers thought the improvements might be overkill because conditions would never be extreme enough to test the dam's strength, at least not in their lifetimes. "Not a chance," recalled Brad Boman, engineering manager of water services at Pasadena Water and Power. But...
  • Alert: California spared from expected mudslides

    10/14/2009 5:11:44 PM PDT · by Murp · 10 replies · 390+ views
    Vanity | 10-14-2009 | Murp
    ABC news just reported that California has been spared from the EXPECTED mud slides that were to have caused catastrophic conditions brought on by recent rainfall. Dadgum, a scare crisis lost to reality.
  • CA: FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT--- NWS San Diego - Southern California

    12/15/2008 8:20:41 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 77 replies · 1,523+ views
    Accuweather ^ | 802 AM PST MON DEC 15 2008 | NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
    FLASH FLOOD STATEMENTNATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA802 AM PST MON DEC 15 2008 CAC059-065-071-151715-/O.CON.KSGX.FF.W.0054.000000T0000Z-081215T1715Z//00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/SAN BERNARDINO CA-RIVERSIDE CA-ORANGE CA-802 AM PST MON DEC 15 2008 ...A FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 915 AM PST FOR THYEFREEWAY BURN AREA IN NORTH CENTRAL ORANGE...EXTREME NORTHWESTERNRIVERSIDE AND EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTIES... AT 800 AM PST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TOINDICATE RAIN...HEAVY AT TIMES...MOVING ACROSS THE FREEWAY COMPLEX.HEAVY RAIN WILL CONTINUE TO BRING A THREAT FOR FLOODING OR DEBRISFLOWS THROUGH 9 15 AM. LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO YORBALINDA...AND PORTIONS OF BREA AND ANAHEIM. URGENT...
  • Mudslide photo spurs look at logging practices

    12/16/2007 12:37:03 AM PST · by BurbankKarl · 22 replies · 1,048+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 12/16/07 | Hal Bernton
    Nearly 3 ½ years ago, Weyerhaeuser asked state officials for approval to clear-cut 106 acres on a steep mountain slope fronting on Stillman Creek in Lewis County. This was a slide-prone drainage. But a Weyerhaeuser geologist found "no potentially unstable areas" in the area to be harvested and the state approved the logging. Earlier this month, the huge storm that enveloped Southwest Washington triggered numerous slides on this slope. Slides crashed into Stillman Creek, a major tributary of the South Fork of Chehalis River, adding to the destructive mix of mud, wood debris and floodwaters that inundated homes and farms...
  • Philippines - 469 dead or missing in Albay mudslides

    12/01/2006 7:48:26 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 558+ views
    LEGASPI - At least 469 people were dead or missing after rivers of mud and volcanic ash triggered by typhoon Reming (international codename Durian) swamped villages in Albay province, disaster officials said Saturday. The National Disaster Coordinating Council said the victims were all in the Bicol region, which bore the full brunt of the storm on Thursday. All the deaths were around the Mount Mayon volcano where mud and ash flows driven by torrential rain swamped villages on Thursday night. ~ snip ~
  • Philippines - Mayon mudflows bury eight villages; 18 confirmed dead (Hundreds missing)

    11/30/2006 8:09:30 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 2,345+ views
    INQ7.net (Philippines) ^ | November 30, 2006 | Joel Guinto, Ephraim Aguilar
    (2nd UPDATE) MUDFLOWS from the slopes of the Mayon volcano, triggered by heavy rains from typhoon "Reming" (international codename: Durian) buried at least eight villages, killing up to 20 people and prompting search and rescue operations for an unspecified number of missing, local and disaster officials said Friday. But the Associated Press, quoting a report by Legazpi City Mayor Noel Rosal, said that up to 100 people may have been killed or injured in one village after it was swamped by rain-soaked volcanic debris. Padang is on the foothills of the volcano, which erupted in July, depositing millions of...
  • Storms, Floods, Mudslides Tie Up D.C. Area (and the Whole Mid-Atlantic)

    06/26/2006 8:30:28 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 48 replies · 1,596+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 6/26/2006 | Marty Niland
    Storms, floods, mudslides tie up D.C. areaBy MARTY NILAND, Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON - Flooding from a weekend of heavy rain shut down the Justice Department building, Internal Revenue Service headquarters and the National Archives on Monday, and created a nightmare for commuters with washed-out roads, mud blocking the Capital Beltway and delays on the area's rail lines. District of Columbia officials urged people to avoid the flooded downtown areas. "They need to give us time to make sure everything's OK," said Michelle Pourciau, the acting director of the D.C. Department of Transportation. "We know that more rain is coming ......
  • Hi - I'm new here and like to post random items I receive in email, please don't ZOT me.

    06/10/2006 4:25:12 PM PDT · by concernedcitizenusa · 95 replies · 6,860+ views
    snopes ^ | 6-10-2006 | ConcernedCitizenUSA
    THESE ARE THE SENATORS WHO VOTED TO GIVE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS TO ILLEGAL ALIENS REGARDLESS OF POLITICAL PARTY, THESE POLITICIANS NEED TO BE DEFEATED IN 2006, 2008 OR 2010, WHENEVER THEY NEXT COME UP FOR OFFICE. SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW; THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES NEEDS TO KNOW THIS INFORMATION -- THAT IS, UNLESS THEY DO NOT MIND SHARING THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY WITH FOREIGN WORKERS WHO NEVER PAID INTO IT AND AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE BEING LEFT OUT. Grouped by Home State Alabama: Alaska: Stevens (R-AK), Yea Arizona: McCain (R-AZ), Yea Arkansas: Lincoln (D-AR), Yea Pryor (D-AR),...
  • Malvo and the War Debate (ZOT!!! Why not to go off antipsychotic meds without a doctor’s guidance)

    05/29/2006 6:48:25 AM PDT · by DanPride · 80 replies · 4,217+ views
    Me | Today | Dan Pride
    I am curious why none of the media covers the most important aspect of the Malvo shootings. If you look at Newspapers on the dates when the shootings are underway you discover something I find quite interesting. The shootings begin to dominate the news the day before the debate on the Iraq war starts and they catch them the day after the declaration of war??? If you ask most people "do you remember the debate about starting the second Iraq war", they will all answer "yes of course". But if you followup with the question "name one point in the...